Thursday, October 29, 2009

The battle of the Lizard

We went to Limbang in September and visited my brother's farm. While standing around the potted plant, Joshua suddenly noticed a tail of something and with lightning speed, he grabbed the tail and pull the creature up. He just got hold of a green tree lizard.
The tail is very long...
This fella stayed in this position long enough for me to snap a few pictures before it battled with Joshua for freedom. As the tail is thin and strong, it slipped out of Joshua's fingers before it was imprison as pet!
In the good old days, we had plenty of these lizards in our pepper garden. My brother called this "seven steps lizard", ie, if you are bitten by one of these, you will die before walking seven steps! But we knew that this is probably untrue.
Joshua is really brave! When I was young like him, I remember pulling the tail of a little snake with head and most of the body still in a hole. Somehow, I couldn't pull the snake out of the hole. Thanks God for that.

7 comments:

Janice said...

like father like son haha

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Haven't seen a Seven Step Lizard for a long time! I used to walk to school through a rubber garden. And I would freeze and say my prayers seeing one ....didn't want to die young then...heheheheh

Merryn said...

ew! ew.. ew.. i'll just run away screaming! boys! ewww..

ladyviral said...

Wow haven't such lizard for a long time now... somehow they either are flat in the road here... or they hiding! sighs~

claire said...

yoo..me too.. geli la..yyyeeee...
your son is so brave.. i think my sons will not dare to do that..

The Teknisyan said...

Nice pet you have there!! :)

green and small!!

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flower said...

Jos so berani to hold the lizard's tail. Yea, the lizard u mentioned, it really scared us all if we heard that one might die if walked seven steps ahead.